Alumnae Chiang is the First Asian Lecturer in School of Visual Arts
“There’s always chance” said Chiang Meng Chih, NTNU alumni graduated in 2009. Chiang was born in Pingtung, Taiwan. It was due to the poverty of her family that she has self-studied art since she’s a child. In 2005, she graduated in the honor of the first place from art talented class of National Pingtung Senior High School where she received 3-years full scholarship. Meng was later accepted to a BFA in Visual Communication Design from National Taiwan Normal University, as the recipient of Merit Scholarship. She actively explored to a great diversity of design and developed a new perspective on creative expression.
In 2011, Meng won Government Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Taiwan to study School of Visual Arts, MFA Computer Art in New York, concentrating on interactive art of interface, infographics, programming and internet. Other Scholarships include Matching Outside Scholarships, Lab Assistantship Scholarship and Academic Excellence Scholarship at SVA. During the studying abroad period, she is financially independent that she never spent a penny from parents and was responsible for school tuition and living expense in New York totally by herself. She graduated from School of Visual Arts in 2013 with Paula Rhodes Memorial Award for exceptional achievement in Computer Art.
Chiang has worked in a famous design company for three years. Her honorable awards include Red Dot Award, the 10th Macao Design Biennial, Adobe Design Achievement Awards and many other international competitions. She said that the key to win is not to do what is required but what you want. Do not act deliberately and there’s a bigger chance to success.
Her efforts have also been recognized by the academy, which made her the first Asian lecturer in the School of Visual Arts in New York. She spends one day a week at school to share her skills and to convey Asian and Taiwanese design to students from various countries. She is still strongly connected to Taiwan. At the end of this year, she will return to Taiwan to do a personal exhibition "WORDIA", a multimedia presentation of more than 20,000 English words, to re-link and give meaning, like cosmic cluster, like mesmerizing and glamorous fog.